Virginia Pearl Conn
Virginia Pearl Conn, 93, died Saturday, July 2, 2016, at her home in Monroe, Oregon.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairfield Friends Church, with the Rev. Alan Mullikin officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield.
Memorials can be made to Benton Hospice, Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, or Monroe United Methodist Church, all in Oregon. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.behnerfh.com.
Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield is assisting with arrangements.
Mrs. Conn was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Jefferson County, daughter of William and Flossie M. Knox Crawford.
Mrs. Conn moved to Oregon with her family in September 1948. She lived in the Alpine area and later moved to Monroe. In 1975, she moved to Corvallis to be near her place of employment. Later she moved back to Monroe.
Mrs. Conn held various jobs to support her family: picking beans, working in a cannery, baby-sitting, and others. Her long-term and final employment was with Oregon State University as a stockroom clerk in the chemistry department. She retired in March 1988 after 22 years working in Gilbert Hall at OSU.
After retirement, she spent extended summer vacations visiting her family in the Midwest, and they visited her in Oregon. She traveled around the United States with her brother Bill and his wife Lucille.
She was an excellent cook and prepared many special meals for holidays and birthdays. She also put much time and love into producing beautifully wrapped gifts for her family over the years.
Survivors include: two daughters, Carolyn Eldridge and husband Bill, and Marilyn Green and husband Chuck; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Conn; two sisters, Ila Mae Bradshaw of Iowa and Lucille Davis of Missouri.
She was preceded in death by: her twin brother Wayne at birth; her parents; her brothers, Charles “Bud” and William “Bill”; two sisters, Morine and Mary; her husband, Lester Conn; and two sons, 3-month-old Bobby and Larry.